Romantic beach destinations of Kerala

Is there anything more romantic than standing on a beach, holding hands and watch the sun set? It is so quiet and serene that you feel you are the only two souls in this universe, lost in each other so deeply. The gentle wind rustles through your hair making you feel so light that you might float around. As the last rays of the sun dies down in the ocean, you can hear your hearts whispering to each other – “You are mine”

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A magical sunset by the beach - Chettuva beach Kerala
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Looking for a magical honeymoon? The western coastal line of Kerala awaits you with its enchanting beaches. You would be spoilt for choices, when it comes to a honeymoon destination by the side of the ocean.



 Marari beach - Alappey

 The clean white sands of the Marari beach invites you for a romantic evening walk through the promenade of coconut trees. It would be the best stretch that you ever walked, whispering sweet nothings to each other.

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Skyline at Marari Beach, Alappuzha, Kerala
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Marari beach is located near Mararikkulam in Alappey (Alappzha) district which is famous for it's back waters and serene beaches.

White sand and the serene coconut trees of Marari beach
White sand and the serene coconut trees of Marari beach
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 Muzhuppilangad beach  - kannur

    Would you like to go for a romantic drive right on the beach? Then India’s longest drive-in beach- Muzhuppilangad awaits you. It is an otherworldly experience to drive through the 4km stretch, watching the water splashes all around you. Is there any better way to start the long journey with your loved one?

Muzhuppilangad Drive-in beach
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Muzhuppilangad beach is located in Kannur - the Northern district of Kerala. It is located between Kannur and Thalassery.

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A sunset at Muzhuppilangad beach 
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 Bekal beach - Kasaragod


   Have the movie "Bombay" been your teenage romantic fantasy? Then the Bekal beach right next to that majestic fort invites you to spend a few quiet moments with your special one, reliving a bit of your teenage romantic fantasy. An iconic romantic song of the 90's film Bombay was shot here near the Bakel fort.

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View of the Bekal beach from the Bekal Fort 
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The picturesque Bakel beach is located near the Bekal Fort of Kasaragod. Kasaragod is the district located at the Northern tip of Kerala.

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View of the fort by the serene Bekal beach
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Varkala beach

 The list of Kerala beaches never ends. If you are up for a little bit of adventure and a magical sunset, head up to the cliff that covers the Varkala beach. The beach itself is covered in a cove under the cliff. Watching the sun sets into the beach beneath you is a unique experience.

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 Paragliding at the Varkala beach
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Varakala beach, which is also known as the Papanasam beach (means, vanquishing all sins) is located near the Varkala town, 50km from Trivandrum.

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A magical sunset at the Varkala beach 
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Darmadam beach

Ever wanted to cross the ocean with your soul mate? Then the Darmadam beach is where you need to go. The calm and serene beach of Darmadam houses a private island which can be reached by walking in the shallow waters of the sea during the low tide. It feels like you are walking in a dream.
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The Majestic Dharmadam beach 
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Darmadam beach is located in Kannur, a northern district of Kerala. It is located near Thalassery, which is nicknamed as "Paris of Malabar" by foreign visitors.


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The small island near the Dharmadam beach  
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Kovalam beach

  If you are looking for a little beach pulse and a few shacks, then Kovalam beach is your destination. Walk through the bustling promenade of the Kovalam beach and have some hearty sea food on the street shops.
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 Kovalam beach and light house
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Kovalam is the most celebrated beach of Kerala hence the busiest. Kovalam may not fit into the serene beach experience, however it is a hub of young and energetic people. You would love the buzz of this place for sure.

Andakaranazhi beach

      This offbeat beach is located in the outskirts of the Alappuzha district. If you look for a beach that is not yet overcrowded by the tourists, then Andakaranazhi beach is the right place where you should be. It would be a unique and romantic experience to watch the sunset at the Andakaranazhi beach, where the Chinese fishing nets creates a unique backdrop.

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A sunset at the  Andharakanazhy beach
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Andharakanazhy also has a resort in the island, which looks quite picturesque on the aerial view.
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Andhakaranazhi beach Ariel view
This photo of Andhakaranazhi Beach is courtesy of TripAdvisor

 Poovar Beach and Island


Wake up in a floating cottage to the lullaby of the gentle waves and the distant roar of the might ocean.  Was it your pre-nuptial dream to get away to a serene island and set up a small house just for the two of you? Nothing can take you closer to your dream than a honeymoon on the Poovar Island.  The highlight of the Poovar island is the boat cruise with a twist, which takes you through the calm waters of the Neyyar river and as you progress, the calmness of the Neyyar dam give way to the ferocious ocean.

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The Floating cottages of Poovar beach resort 
Picture courtesy : http://www.poovarislandresorts.com/ 

7 comments:

  1. These beaches look so beautiful! I have only visited the North of India, which is very dusty and gray. I would love to take a trip to the South too, and explore these stunning beaches.

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  2. Dramadam Beach is intriguing. Imagine walking to an island! All of the beaches look lovely. The pictures of Bekal Beach are my favorite!

    Natalie

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  3. Kovalam beach looks stunning, especially with that charming light house looming over it! Thanks for sharing these amazing beaches so I can live vicariously through the words :)

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  4. Such beautiful beach photos! Thanks for the inspiration for a new travel destination.

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  5. Your photos are absolutely stunning, all the beaches look amazing! I wish I had time to visit them all! I especially loved the look and sound of Darmadam beach and walking in the shallow waters. So descriptive in your writing.

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  6. Beach destinations are always romantic and are best suited for the honeymooners. Being a beach lover, every month I tour a nearby beach to wind up myself and free from the busy work schedule. Kerala is most probably in every tourist's checklist to travel. It has the famous backwater, captivating beaches, Ayurveda remedy option, and lots of special authentic local dishes. Though I have visited this place several times before, this monsoon I planning to again visit this place.

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